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2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
+1 805-781-0766
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the lunch buffet was the choice for a busy saturday. this is really great indian food! i'm not typically a buffet style person, but this is worth it! they change up the dishes and there is always a fabulous and delicious variety available. it gives you the opportunity to experience a delightful array of taste sensations. the downside, while the... More 

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San Jose, California
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Liked the food.. good for buffet lunch.. Taste was good and lots of variety for the buffet. the space is little congested..

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Thank Ajay h
Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My Indian friend would tell me the secret to finding the best Indian restaurants was to observe who was eating in the dining room, if it's full of "white people," it means it's good and not greasy. When I arrived here, there were a lot of "white" families but also many other colors too, including me. I knew it was... More 

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Thank Miss C
Mumbai, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

W e went for dinner. and we ordered paneer tikka masala, dal makhani, garlic nans and rotis. the food was fresh, hot and tasty. the waiting period was also comparatively less. the mango lassi was very tasty and good. the rates are moderate. it is good place to have authentic indian spicy food.

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Thank Narayanan V
San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

when i have indian i wish for my brow to sweat a bit. the point is to get a delicious combo of heat from authentic spices. a sigh of contentment at the end of your meal is a very grand thing. you can order the garlic naan with cheese. go for it. so good! we got the bangan bartha and... More 

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Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have been served some good evening meals at the Shalimar when half the tables were in use. When we arrived on this occasion, only two tables were open, and the staff seemed unprepared for this level of effort. Our main dishes arrived before the appetizers had been prepared. When we told our server that we would like for these... More 

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Philippines
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A good place to go for a quick lunch. They serve buffet style and the selection are basics but good for the value. You have to ask Nan from your server. A very good Indian Restaurant.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I dine here every time in visit San Luis Obispo. The food is fresh and delicious, friendly staff, and great value.

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Thank RickThePick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We attend lunch buffet was good although not having many options and limited food. Services need to work on it.

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Dauin, Philippines
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60 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We drove an hour south to SLO to find a decent Indian restaurant for lunch. We found it at this busy Shalimar Restaurant. I have been eating Indian food since the 1960s in L.A. and even took a 12 lessons with 10 folks in L.A. on how to cook an extensive variety of Northern Indian cuisine, L.A.'s food critic Mr.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-781-0766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?